Tuesday, March 9, 2010

...and this is equal justice for all?

Here's an idea. Take a car, any car. Drive north of Toronto, say in the riding of Simcoe - Grey. Have a couple of drinks first and make sure you put that coke in your glove compartment or trunk. If you're feeling really confident, just leave a little on the seat beside you. Now, speed up to twice the posted speed limit and let yourself get pulled over by the Ontario Provincial Police. Get yourself charged with driving under the influence, possession of a cocaine and speeding. After protesting your innocence to the media, go and hire yourself a really good lawyer by the name of Howard Ruble . When the Crown Prosecutor comes calling, tell them you'll "cop a plea" to a reduced charge of dangerous driving and pay a $500 fine.

See how that works out for you.

Here's a quote from the Star website today:

"I’m sure you can recognize a break when you see one,” Justice Doug Maund told Jaffer in court after the Crown announced it was dropping the other charges.

Outside the courthouse, Jaffer admitted, “I should have been more careful. I’m sorry. I know this is a serious matter.”

Wearing a dark suit, with his hair gelled, a confident Jaffer was flanked by family and his lawyer, Howard Ruble, as he spoke briefly before being whisked away in an SUV."

ps - Did I remember to mention that you should change your name to Rahim and have held the position of MP for Edmonton - Strathcona for the Conservative Party?

pps - Did I also remember to mention that you should also have a wife who is a Federal Cabinet Minister?

ppps - It is most fortunate for Mr. Jaffer that he wasn't subjected to the justice system on Prince Edward Island (referred to as "this hellhole" by his wife Minister Helena Guergis)!

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